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New 2013/2014 Season
The 2013/2014 Season will comprise 16 productions - 10 operas and 6 ballets. Eight of these are new productions and two are new productions for La Scala.
Seven opera titles out of ten are by Italian authors (Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Mascagni) and based on an Italian libretto (Mozart’s Così fan tutte).
Giuseppe Verdi retains the dominant position with three titles: La traviata, Il trovatore, Simon Boccanegra.
Daniel Barenboim, our Musical Director, will conduct three operas: The Tsar’s bride by Rimsky-Korsakov, in a new production by director Dmitri Tcherniakov; Simon Boccanegra by Verdi, in the 2010 production; Così fan tutte by Mozart, a new production directed by Claus Guth. Daniel Barenboim will also be involved in the Theatre’s symphonic Season in March, in the Philharmonic Season in February and in a special concert in June.
La Traviata will close this year’s celebrations, as the eighth Verdi title, and will open the new Season on 7 December 2013, with the return of Daniele Gatti on the opera podium. There will be a debut for Diana Damrau as Violetta at La Scala and it will be directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov.
The Ballet Season will begin on 17 December with a Ratmansky Evening by the Russian choreographer of Concerto DSCH: three pieces, of which two will be performed for the first time. But there will also be a preview and an addition: in the evening featuring Cavalleria Rusticana, Fokin’s Le Spectre de la rose and Petit’s La rose malade will also be performed.
The entire Ballet Season is consecrated to titles of the classical repertoire: Jewels by Balanchine, The Swan Lake, a Petit Evening (Le Jeune homme et la Mort and Pink Floyd Ballet), Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet.
The étoiles and guest artists will include: Svetlana Zakharova, Roberto Bolle, Massimo Murru, Natalia Osipova, Leonid Sarafanov, Polina Semionova, Ivan Vasiliev, Friedemann Vogel.
A series of Strauss Concerts will pay homage to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the German musician with three symphonic programmes (each of which will run for three evenings) conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Riccardo Chailly and Philippe Jordan. The Strauss Concerts will include three first executions from three new La Scala commissions to Bruno Mantovani, Luca Francesconi, Wolfgang Rihm.
A new series of Pollini Concerts in four programmes create a link between Beethoven and our times, with 11 Sonatas for piano and pieces by Boulez, Sciarrino, Stockhausen, Lachenmann. These will feature Pierre Boulez as conductor, Ensemble Intercontemporain of Paris, Klangforum Wien and Musikfabrik Köln.
Click here to see a Summary of the protagonists of the 2013/2014 Season.